It seems most high school basketball teams would be hurt by the graduation of all-state players. But for Bledsoe County's boys and Silverdale Baptist Academy's girls, they've picked up the slack for the all-stars they lack.
All high school sporting events in the Chattanooga area were called off because of Tuesday's snowstorm, creating more scheduling problems on top of those caused previously by unusually cold temperatures.
It was difficult to discern Thursday which was colder: the temperature outside or the first-half shooting inside the Silverdale Baptist Academy gymnasium during the District 5-A girls' basketball game between Arts & Sciences and the Lady Seahawks.
Shane Turner had high hopes when he assumed the head-coaching duties for Red Bank's wrestling program.
Brother Martin wrestlers loaded the bus around 8 p.m. Saturday, but most would agree that enduring the eight-hour ride home was worth it.
The Chattanooga area is well represented in all classifications of this year’s Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state football teams.
Through five basketball games this season, the Silverdale boys' basketball team has scored 162 points.
KNOXVILLE — For the Silverdale Baptist Academy football team, history eerily repeated itself in 2013.
Key players: South Pittsburg's run-first offense is led by a pair of 1,000-yard rushers. Senior RB Jajuan Lankford, a Mr. Football finalist in two of the last three seasons, averages nearly 12 yards per carry, while classmate Kahlil Mitchell is a hammer at both FB in the wing-T as well as on defense from his LB spot.
The third round of the TSSAA football playoffs will be a week of firsts for the Chattanooga area's surviving teams.
All Tennessee kickoffs at 7 p.m. local time
Last week, Silverdale Baptist Academy's football players were faced with the difficulty of trying to put perhaps the most painful loss in the high school program's nine-year history behind them. Having 14 seniors helped.
Isaiah Robinson has consistently had good games throughout the season, amassing more than 1,300 yards through the regular season.
Need to add the Georgia teams once the bracket is out
Friday night's Class 2A playoff opener was about a lot of things for the recently blemished Silverdale Baptist Academy football team.